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DAN Junmai
DAN Junmai

DAN Junmai

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The nose is very fresh, with delicate notes of young herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit (pear). On the palate, good acidity brings a remarkable structure ; a sake both rich and clean, with a nice minerality.

At once elegant and powerful, silky and warm

旦 山田錦 純米吟醸 笹一酒造(山梨県)
72cl - alc. 16.5% vol.

About the brewery : Sasaichi Shuzo is based in Otsuki-shi, in the heart of Yamanashi prefecture. It was founded in 1661 as Hanadaya, then renamed Sasaichi Shuzo in 1919. Like most Kura factories, it modernised very rapidly during the 20th century, integrating a wide range of equipment to facilitate the sake-making process and moving irreversibly towards mass production. But very recently, in 2013, under the impetus of the younger generation, the company decided to do away with all this equipment and embark on a more qualitative and humane production path. The transition is being made by installing equipment designed not to automate production, but to take care in preparing the ingredients (one example being the use of the latest generation of rice washing machines, capable of producing 'dry steam'). The emphasis is on the preparation of the koji, and on each stage of the sake-making process, which is carried out by hand. Sasaichi Shuzo is no slouch when it comes to ingredients. It uses underground water from Mount Fuji ; the brewery has its own in situ spring called Gozensui. Similarly, the rice strains are ultra-qualitative, using locally-grown Yamadanishiki, Omachi and Yumesansui.
The return to traditional production methods was a real surprise, and is set to become one of the greatest success stories in the world of sake. Nobody imagined such a return to quality, but that was without counting on the talent of the young Toji Masakazu Ito, trained in the country's greatest kuras and very committed to his mission.
Dan means 'beginning', like a resurrection for this brewery. The sakes are part of a very interesting approach, because when creating new products, the toji thinks first and foremost about associations with food! As a result, all Sasaichi Shuzo's sakes are more typical than overly expressive, with very reasonable fruity accents. In short, the ideal qualities to accompany a meal.

Detailed tasting notes : The nose is fresh, with delicate notes of fresh herbs, flowers and white-fleshed fruit. On the palate, good acidity provides remarkable structure. A rich, clean sake with a fine minerality. DAN Junmaï Ginjo Yamadanishiki is a magnificent sake to be enjoyed throughout the meal, served chilled or at room temperature. Thanks to its perfect balance of fruit and mineral character, it is an elegant accompaniment to your dishes, adding plenty of freshness without adding too much fruit.

Serving suggestions : Chilled as an aperitif, with oysters, seafood and fish. At room temperature with grilled white meats.

Sasaichi Shuzo (Yamanashi)
C4-07 (845)

Data sheet

Product Type
Sake Nihonshu
Alc. 15.5% Vol.
72cl bottle
Sasaichi Shuzo
Pref. of Yamanashi
Rice type
Rice milling

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DAN Junmai 72cl Japanese sake bottle

DAN Junmai

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